As people who read this blog know, I am a huge fan of 75 Chestnut; it's a real Beacon Hill neighborhood bar (what Cheer's is thought to be...and isn't). Nick and I frequent 75 Chestnut because it is right around the corner and always has delicious food. Sometimes, though, a really good brunch is even better than dinner! Lucky for us, 75 Chestnut has just that. So, one lazy Sunday morning, Nick and I rolled out of bed and down the street to indulge. To begin, we each had a cup of coffee, and totally took advantage of the "bottomless cup" idea.
For any Bloody Mary lovers out there, 75 Chestnut has a Bloody Mary bar with more infused vodkas, additives and garnishes that you can imagine. Nick decided to go with a kalamata olive vodka and loads of horseradish and blue cheese stuffed olives. As a non-Bloody person (as much as I wished I was), a good piece of celery makes it just so much better looking.
I decided on a mimosa with a twist. Among 75 Chestnut's seasonal cocktails was an Apple Cider Mimosa, made simply with apple cider (obviously) and champagne. This was a nice wintery breakfast treat.
Rather than simple bread, our server brought us some yummy sticky buns to snack on over our coffee and drinks. These went pretty quickly and while they offered more, we had to decline because that would have been the beginning of a very slippery (or sticky) slope!
For our meal, Nick got the strawberry and banana brulee waffle special, which had a perfect size helping of soft waffles with a sprinkle of powdered sugar. The caramelized bananas were served on the side - perfect for spreading over top of the waffles.
I went with one of my stand-bys - Eggs Benedict, but rather than the traditional Canadian bacon, I had smoked salmon, and while I am sure it has an official name, I am not sure what it is (Nick thinks it might be Eggs Nova Scotia?) The eggs were cooked perfectly and the hollandaise was rich and creamy with a hint of lemon. The salmon worked perfectly with this dish - not too fishy while adding a good texture contrast.
Every time I go to 75 Chestnut it's always delicious, which is the reason I keep going back. If you are ever in the Beacon Hill area looking for something off the beaten path, no matter the time of day, head down Chestnut Street toward the Arthur Fielder footbridge and stop on in and enjoy!
|Good Cup of Coffee|
|Apple Cider Mimosa|